A spokeswoman from Old Navy confirmed Friday the retailer plans to close its Lawrence store on South Iowa Street after the holiday season.
“We are constantly evaluating our store fleet to ensure we have the right stores in the right locations to best serve our customers,” said Sarah Andrus, a spokeswoman with Old Navy. “Unfortunately, the decision to close a store is always a difficult one with a number of factors that impact the decision. We are making every effort to help employees find positions at nearby stores and hope our customers will continue to shop us at nearby stores or online.”
The retailer did not provide a date when the store will close. Old Navy confirmed the closing after the Journal-World reported that sources had confirmed Old Navy and its landlord decided to end their relationship.
Old Navy occupies about 20,000 square feet of space in the Pine Ridge Plaza near 33rd and Iowa streets. Pine Ridge Plaza is managed by Inland Western Retail, a real estate investment trust with headquarters in suburban Chicago.